News & Events

Spring Round up

Spring round upWith spring finally with us we have been able to do many of those post winter jobs, which have been affected by the relentless bad weather, and get the horses into their new summer paddocks. And there is lots to look forward to with summer approaching.


Fighting Temeraire has finally found his forever home. He will be joining Ellie who lives on the edge of The Ashdown Forest and she came collected him last Friday.

Tem passed a 5-stage vetting and Ellie is delighted to be rehoming him. She is hoping to do some low-level eventing with him and has promised to keep in touch.


Sowdrey, aka Ollie, will be arriving on the 20th May 2024 and join our group of retired horses. This will be his forever home as he will not be re-homed. He is 20 years old, Dam – In the Wings, Sire – Cadeaux Genereux, and bred by Darley at the Kildangan Stud in Ireland. Trained by Mick Shannon, he raced until he was six and came 2nd on several occasions.


We now have a new additional volunteer on our team here at the Centre, Alex Seth-Smith, who is a qualified practitioner of The Masterson Method®.

She explains – “as a previous owner of an ex-racehorse, I have first-hand experience of what can be required in this important period of readjustment. At The Racehorse Sanctuary and Rehoming Centre, my role is to work with the horses to locate and ease the tension that has a restricting effect through the body, using a specific range of techniques and touch. The Masterson Method®, enables the harmful effects of accumulated muscle tension to be released, easing excessive pressure on ligaments, tendons, and long-term compensation patterns. It is a pleasure to contribute to the rehabilitation process of these beautiful animals”.  

Alex visits us every few months to treat the horses free of charge.

Fete-in-the-parkDATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Fete in the park 2024

This year for the first time we will be attending The Fete in the Park at Petworth on the 29th of June 2024. It is a very well attended event, with between 3 and 4 thousand people attending last year, is a great family day out, and entrance is free! The Fete starts at 12.00 noon and finishes at 5.00pm, followed by a free concert until 8.00 pm. The Racehorse Sanctuary and Re-homing Centre will be there as a local charity.

Annual Open Day

On Saturday the 14th of September 2024 we will be holding our annual Open Day. This event is very popular with all our supporters, both old and new! Please put the date in your diary and come and join us for a fun day out. More information will be released closer to the time.


For the love of ex-racehorses